DURHAM, N.H. -- Colleen Christopher, who completed her junior year at the University of New Hampshire this season, was one of 28 players selected to the USA Women's Lacrosse Developmental Team today by head coach Sue Murphy.
The team opens its schedule June 17 with a clinic and game held at Rutgers University and resumes play in October. With her selection to the Developmental Team, Christopher will be invited to the U.S. National Team tryouts that will be held in October.
Christopher, a former Governor Dummer Academy athlete from Newington, N.H., led UNH in goals (44) and points (45), as well as caused turnovers (56) and draw controls (29); she also ranked third in ground balls with 44. She was No. 1 in America East in goals (2.59 per game) and sixth in scoring (2.65 ppg). Christopher netted a goal in all 17 games this year to extend her regular-season goal-scoring streak to 26 and her 44 tallies is the fifth-best single-season mark in school history.
Christopher was named to the Northeast Region All-America First Team and to the America East All-Conference First Team as well as the America East All-Championship Team.
She had a career game against Boston College in which she potted six goals and assisted on another to finish with seven points. She also recorded six caused turnovers and five draw controls in that game. Christopher registered 13 other multiple-goal games, including four-goal efforts against UMass, Delaware and Holy Cross.
In her three-year career, Christopher has started all 49 games and compiled 81 goals and five assists for 86 points. She is ranked 13th on UNH's career goals list and 18th in points.
UNH, which advanced to the America East Championships for the third consecutive, finished with a 7-10 record.